We’ve seen several instances in the past where F1 2012 was bottlenecked by system RAM. Naturally, a quad-channel controller should fix that. The $2550 PC still appears capped, though, and the easiest variables to blame are its moderate baseline CPU frequency and poor overclock.
My analysis makes even more sense when we look at the $1330 PC. Its better CPU overclock is roughly proportional to its higher FPS.
The $650 PC is the real winner in F1 2012, but not because it beats anything else in FPS. Instead, we can see clear value leadership in a build that pulls double the required minimum FPS at the benchmark’s highest quality settings and the system’s highest test resolution.
- One, Twice, Three Times A PC
- Benchmark And Overclock Settings
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power And Heat
- Average Performance And Efficiency
- Does Paul, Don, Or Thomas Win This Round?